Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Third Edition provides a single source on historical earthquakes and volcanic eruptions for the student and layperson alike doing research on this subject.
Author: Alexander E. Gates
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Presents alphabetically arranged entries on issues related to volcanoes and earthquakes, including causes of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, notable occurrences throughout history and the study of these natural phenomena.
Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness.
Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson
Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity. Provides the only comprehensive reference work to cover all aspects of volcanology Written by nearly 100 world experts in volcanology Explores an integrated transition from the physical process of eruptions through hazards and risk, to the social face of volcanism, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society Presents hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations making this an aesthetically appealing reference Glossary of 3,000 key terms with definitions of all key vocabulary items in the field is included
Author: Bethany D. Rinard Hinga Ph.D.Publish On: 2015-03-17
At the same time, the work examines how the people and cultures of the Pacific Rim view this active part of the earth, how they live with the threat of disaster, and how they have been affected by major events that have occurred.
Author: Bethany D. Rinard Hinga Ph.D.
The author examines natural disasters around the Pacific Rim throughout history together with scientific data context to produce enlightening—and highly readable—entries. • Features approximately 100 alphabetically arranged entries with insights into specific disasters, technology, key geographic features of the area, significant people, cultural beliefs, and more • Includes a general introduction and overview of the geography and tectonic activity in the Pacific Rim countries • Offers both historical and scientific information • Explains complex natural phenomena and scientific concepts using nontechnical language and clear illustrations • Provides relevant cross-references to related topics as well as to articles, books, and websites that offer further information
In addition to its appeal to educators, students, and professional and amateur scientists, the Encyclopedia of Volcanoes functions as an important information resource for administrators and officials responsible for developing and ...
Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson
Awarded as Outstanding Academic Title, CHOICE 2000! Awarded for Excellence in Professional/Scholarly Publishing for 1999 by the Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Division, in the Geography and Earth Science category.
Because of lateral movement past each other , a fault zone may result . “
Mountain building ” is closely related to plate movement . Zones where plate
movement occurs are also areas of high EARTHQUAKE and volcanic activity . Scientists can ...
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Nearly four-thousand alphabetically arranged topics from many areas of the biological and physical sciences. Also includes more than two hundred suggested experiments and projects.
*THE GUTTING EDGE First see EARTH Earthquake Further Reading Bolt, Bruce
A. Earthquakes (1999); Levy, Matthys, Why ... Earthquakes (1999); Hernon, Peter,
8.4 (1999); Levy, Matthys, Why the Earth Quakes: The Story of Earthquakes and Volcanoes (1995); Sieh, Kerry. ... 158 - Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
Next see PLATE TECTONICS Billions of years ago, when Earth cooled, the ...
Author: James Trefil
Edited by acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil, the Encyclopedia's 1000 entries combine in-depth coverage with a vivid graphic format to bring every facet of science, technology, and medicine into stunning focus. From absolute zero to the Mesozoic era to semiconductors to the twin paradox, Trefil and his co-authors have an uncanny ability to convey how the universe works and to show readers how to apply that knowledge to everyday problems.
EARTHQUAKES, volcanic eruptions, landslides, and other geologic and
hydrologic hazards. The agency also studies the geologic features, structure,
processes, and history of the other planets of the solar system. See also
Author: John F. Mongillo
Publisher: University Rochester Press
Provides information related to environmental science; defines terms and identifies key people, organizations, events, statutes, treaties, places, creatures, and technology; and includes a chronology from 1798 to 2000.
Volcano The power of an erupting volcano is greater than the strongest hurricane
or earthquake. Lightning A lightning bolt produces a temperature five times hotter
than the surface of the Sun! Hurricane An average hurricane can give out ...
La nube e il limite: Donne, scienza, percorsi nel tempo (The cloud and the limit:
Women, science, over the course of time). ... Extreme natural events arise from
geological processes (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, avalanches),
Author: Cheris Kramarae
For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.
Taiwan has Miocene volcanic and sedimentary formations along its east and
north coasts, where terraced slopes descend to cliffs and ... Marine terraces and
raised beaches indicate Quaternary uplift, and earthquakes and volcanic eruptions influence the coasts. ... In: Schwartz ML (ed) Encyclopedia of Coastal Science.
Author: Eric Bird
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This unique richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world’s coasts, presented in a country-by-country (state-by-state) sequence, assembles a vast amount of data and images of an endangered and increasingly populated and developed landform. An international panel of 138 coastal experts provides information on “what is where” on each sector of coast, together with explanations of the landforms, their evolution and the changes taking place on them. As well as providing details on the coastal features of each country (state or county) the compendium can be used to determine the extent of particular features along the world’s coasts and to investigate comparisons and contrasts between various world regions. With more than 1440 color illustrations and photos, it is particularly useful as a source of information prior to researching or just visiting a sector of coast. References are provided to the current literature on coastal evolution and coastline changes.
Perfect for school, home, and just for fun, First Earth Encyclopedia is the ideal first encyclopedia about Planet Earth.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The only encyclopedia for kids ages 5 and up that covers the subjects of human geography, physical geography, and geology together in one inspiring book. Covering essential curriculum areas such as human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us and answers questions including: how does our planet work; what shapes it; and how do people use Earth's resources? Kids can explore fascinating topics including where and how people live, weather, world environments, how to use maps, and the way our planet is changing. Perfect for school, home, and just for fun, First Earth Encyclopedia is the ideal first encyclopedia about Planet Earth.
Also available online via ScienceDirect (2006) – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation ...
The quaternary sciences constitute a dynamic, multidisciplinary field of research that has been growing in scientific and societal importance in recent years. This branch of the Earth sciences links ancient prehistory to modern environments. Quaternary terrestrial sediments contain the fossil remains of existing species of flora and fauna, and their immediate predecessors. Quaternary science plays an integral part in such important issues for modern society as groundwater resources and contamination, sea level change, geologic hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis), and soil erosion. With over 360 articles and 2,600 pages, many in full-color, the Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science provides broad ranging, up-to-date articles on all of the major topics in the field. Written by a team of leading experts and under the guidance of an international editorial board, the articles are at a level that allows undergraduate students to understand the material, while providing active researchers with the latest information in the field. Also available online via ScienceDirect (2006) – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. 360 individual articles written by prominent international authorities, encompassing all important aspects of quaternary science Each entry provides comprehensive, in-depth treatment of an overview topic and presented in a functional, clear and uniform layout Reference section provides guidence for further research on the topic Article text supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert
Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Japan is home to both dormant and active volcanoes, including Mount Fuji, which last ... Scientists have discovered that a
section measuring 60 miles in length and 15 miles in thickness has broken off
The process of subduction contributes to seismic activity such as earthquakes
and volcanism, contributing the Pacific Ocean's Ring of Fire, ... Significant
portions (approximately 75 percent) of the world's volcanoes lie within the Ring of
Author: C. Reid Nichols
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Presents an illustrated, A-Z encyclopedia with more than 600 entries providing information on topics related to marine science.